1pg Short Script – PLEASE HOLD by Tricia Stewart Shiu

Watch the September 2016 Winning Short Screenplay.

PLEASE HOLD
Written by Tricia Stewart Shiu

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Underdog Hollywood Executive Assistant battles big budget boss and receives miraculous aid from an unlikely source-a shrine to Mary Tyler Moore.

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Julian Ford
EMILY – Alicia Payne

Get to know the winning writer:

What is your screenplay about?

Underdog Hollywood Executive Assistant battles big budget boss and receives miraculous aid from an unlikely sourceā€”a shrine to Mary Tyler Moore.

What genres does your 1pg. short fall under?

Romantic Comedy

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

The world of high-level executive assistants is rarely written about, but when it is, the story is well received (Swimming With Sharks, Devil Wears Prada). PLEASE HOLD offers a captivating look into the Entertainment Industry from an unusual perspective and an even more unusual POV.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Captivatingly Visceral

What movie have you seen the most times in your life?

When Harry Met Sally

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

Four months.

How many stories have you written?

PLEASE HOLD is a novel, as well, and my 7th published book. The Moa Books (MOA, STATUE OF KU and IRON SHINTO) are a YA SciFi Series, which have won 25 awards, so far.

What motivated you to write this screenplay?

After working for over 16 years at one of the top Movie Studios in LA, I felt compelled to tell a story from a perspective I knew well.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

None.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Music.

Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

Write what you know.

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Editor: John Johnson

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

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